Why Trump's manipulation of the media is more serious than many journalists care to admit

The media's inflated news coverage of Donald Trump has major implications for politics and the health of our democracy. Read more >

How food and beverage companies are shaping public conversation on obesity

With nutrition-related diseases regularly making headlines, food and beverage companies are eager to portray themselves as part of the solution. In this Q&A, BMSG's Laura Nixon discusses new research on industry messaging and implications for public health. Read more >

ACEs in the headlines: Coverage takes off in 2015

Although adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are still underrepresented in the news compared to other health issues, coverage has spiked recently. Why does this matter and what does it mean for advocates? Preliminary research from BMSG offers insights. Read more >

What do media portrayals of Bill Cosby mean for prevention?

Media coverage of sexual violence affects our ideas about the problem and what to do about it. Is coverage of Cosby improving or impeding our understanding of this critical public health issue? Read more >

Putting kids' health at risk: How distorted media coverage is undermining a critical vaccine

As students head back to school, many are missing out on a vaccination that could protect them from a lifetime of health problems. Why the HPV vaccine is being underutilized in the U.S., in spite of its proven effectiveness. Read more >

News coverage of the Sandusky case: Lessons for advocates

Media coverage of violence and other public health issues tends to focus narrowly on individuals, overlooking the context for their actions. Continuing coverage of the Sandusky child sexual abuse case is proving an exception to that rule, yet it is not without shortcomings. Read more >

Media coverage of autism study leaves out critical context

News coverage of a study that links the risk of autism to obesity during pregnancy frames the issue primarily as it relates to expecting mothers' eating and exercise habits. It largely ignores the social, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to obesity. Read more >

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